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UK’S NO.1 HIPHOP MAGAZINE

ISSUE 21 - 21 JANUARY 2011

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URBAN

www.urbanview.com

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the A-list

(Features )

DECEMBER 2011

CONTENTS

cover story 48 MOJO SO DOPE

NICKI MINAJ is a monster shes dominating the charts murdering rappers on their own records and it is a target of every lady MC with an ax to grind .Now its time for her solo debut , her biggest test of all .

INSIDE COVER

50 MY WORLD

the former in house producer for ruff ryders has grown as both a record label and clothing line .how do you stay on course SWISS BEATS expalins .

58 CANDY SHOP

pop rappers, sellouts, cornballs cal them call them what you want. but artists like the blackeyed peas flo rida and pitbull are doing better than many rappers thats cultural artists currently champion.

upcoming artists !!! 62

IS THE GAME READY TO EXCEPT RAP HAS GONE POP ??

NOT AFRAID

she started out in the mid -1980’s as a b-girl in Hollis , queens and now DEB ANTONY is situated in atlanta at forfront of the game after guilding the careers of Gucci Mane

67 the waiting

DR.DRE is making his return to raps spotlight,and in an exculsive interview, the legenary producer diswhes on his long awaited LP detox, growing old in hip hop and why he’s done rapping.so it ain’t so.

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THEY SAY PATIENCE IS AVIRTUE FOLLOWING HIS NEW UPCOMING ALBUM URBAN VIEW HAS MANAGED TO GAIN ACCES TO A EXCULSIVE INTERVIEW WITH WORLD HIP HOP SUPER STAR VERGO !!

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ell hip hop has been very different the past couple of years while producer ,artist .... has been working on his new yet to be released album detox . the extremely anticipated album following his extrodinary 8 million selling 2004 album the chronic . First announced in 2008 and rumoured to be released many times over the years detox has turned into the rap equivalent of guns and roses . But now its time for .... to return to he studio but the vocal booth and mic maybe for the last ever time .this is his finall interview and urban view have got a exclusive interview set up with the king of rap’s number 1 artist ..... Are you going to be doing any collaborations with anyone in particu-

lar on this album ? im getting help off drake and lil wayne and ive been here for about 2 months and just trying to get it done as i no people have been waiting many years for this album to be released . theres going to be roughly 8 major acts collaborating with me and a few new artists who i am going to be promoting as i have signed them to my record company and there going to help me by pushing my album out there and at the same time there names are going to be heard new artists such as jcole . “I do this because i like making records that’s it ” –DR DRE

So is detox really coming out ? Yeah thats the only reason im here , i’ve come to Birmingham to get some final improivements made on this album seeing as its going to be my last major 1 .and it just has to be the part. So is detox really coming out ? Yeah thats the only reason im here , i’ve come to Birmingham to get some final improivements made on this album seeing as its going to be my last major 1 ---------------next page

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